Why do we give gifts? For birthdays? Just because? Anniversaries? Christmas?
I recently really struggled with what to give my awesome husband for his birthday. This is a really big deal for me because gifting is my primary love language. I really wanted to give him a new truck or motorcycle but I don’t have the money for that. I did tell him that’s what I wanted to give him just to make him smile…He was delighted with a motorcycle print shirt, a soft eagle print sport shirt, and a hand tooled leather belt (He had worn out his favorite one.)
John 3:16-17 God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved.
I have received many incredible gifts over the years. Special things designed just for me. Yet, none so special as the gift of eternal life. A gift that will be mine simply because I believe without question that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Living God. I believe that He personally saved me and would have even if I were the only person on earth.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the incredible, undeserved gift of my Lord, Jesus Christ. Keep me always aware of Your presence. Grant me the peace that comes with knowing who You are and Whose I am. Make it so!
Gifts only become that when they are received, guess that`s why they are called presents, they need to be accepted when offered, like Gods great gift of Salvation,.
Interesting use of words Ron…God presented His greatest gift expecting us to use It. Marie
Hi Marie thank you, I enjoyed your allegory it was spot on, I loved to receive a Birthday gift that was not included in with my Christmas gift but with being Born on the 26 of December it meant it didn’t happen often, also a half eaten Christmas cake with candles in it was all I had, until Ron brought me my first Birthday cake when I was 30 and he also surprised me with a Birthday Party when I was 50, my first one! but then I could have been a leap year Baby, Hmmmm at least I wouldn’t have got to 60 as fast as I did 🙄
I often wonder how others would feel if they gave a gift to their loved ones and it was left unopened, we have the free gift of Salvation but many don’t open it…. for God so Loved the World, yes Jesus died for everyone even knowing many would reject Him, His amazing unconditional Love. Then there are those who accept the gift but never use it, they walk around in defeat and in bondage to sin, claiming they can be no other way but God tells us differently.
Christian Love from both of us – Anne
We both have amazing and loving husbands, don’t we? How about a post on that last sentence…there are those who accept the gift but never use it? I think they would be the ones who are like the seed that grows but gets choked out by the weeds…. Much love to both of you. Marie
Hi Marie, yes you are right but also all those who don’t realise the freedom we have in Christ Jesus over sin, we are no longer in bondage to it, we are not it’s slave, so we can choose not to sin, no temptation will be greater then we can bear.
Christian Love Anne.
Yes, the greatest gift of all; one we need to pass along.
Keep the Faith!
Thanks! What a Mighty God we serve.
So true, Marie! Very sweet post. Your hubby is a lucky guy. 🙂